Today Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his final State of the City address. Amid wisecracks about the Knowles-Carter family (you might know Barclays Center part owner Shawn Carter “by what he’s been called since the Super Bowl: Beyoncé’s husband”), Hizzoner had plenty to say about the city’s tech sector. Hey, he can’t let President Obama totally blow up his spot.
Below, a few of the big shout-outs:
At launch, Reddit was seeded with fake users. We can’t imagine that would go over well today. [Motherboard]
The city is gonna grow its own developers, thanks very much. So many students want in to the new Academy of Software Engineering, officials already want to open more schools like it. [Daily News]
Google should google “Don’t mess with Texas.” [AllThingsD]
Microsoft’s Surface tablet will reportedly be Wifi only at launch. We’ll just be over here on our Kindle Fire, thanks. [Bloomberg]
Regulators have a few questions for NASDAQ. [DealBook]
Larry Page has lost his voice. Surely someone has worked out a solution in his 20 percent time? [All Things D]